Sunday, August 18, 2019
Two new polls show a large number of Democrats believe there is a border crisis and back a census question about citizenship--despite the rhetoric of their elected officials.
“Governor DeSantis has fulfilled a multitude of campaign promises in his first 100 days, further proving he is a governor that keeps his word and works tirelessly for all Floridians,” Joe Gruters said. 
Trying to make inroads with Central Florida’s growing Puerto Rican community, Republican gubernatorial candidate former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., showcased his support from prominent officials from that commonwealth. Earlier in the month, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, DeSantis’ Democratic rival, unveiled prominent Puerto Ricans backing his campaign.
The GOP should keep control of both chambers of the state Legislature but there are some interesting contests, especially on the state Senate side. There are also important local and county races up for grabs in major cities across Florida.
The Florida Commission on Ethics recently released its findings which indicated probable cause that Gillum may have broken state laws during trips with lobbyists in 2016. 
Hastings and Woodall unveiled the “Civics Learning Act" which “increases funding for innovative and evidence-based civics education programs serving K-12 students and teachers, as well as empowering local schools to develop a curriculum tailored to their needs.”
On Monday, Mast paired with U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn. to unveil the “Local Water Protection Act” which “increases grant funding for state and local governments to decrease water pollutants, including addressing toxic agricultural runoff, septic to sewer conversions, legacy pollutants, impacts from dams, effects of channelization of waterbodies and other forms of pollution.”
Back in February, Scott called on Prince Charles to abandon his planned trip to Cuba and visit Florida to meet exiles from the communist regime instead. Scott wrote the British government on the matter.
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has been pushing for this funding for more than a year.
Baxley, who represents all of Sumter County and parts of Lake and Marion Counties, announced that he had the backing of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Political Victory Fund and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. The NRA gave Baxley, the author of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, an “A+"rating.